Carl Lumholtz, Tarahumare Indians from Pino Gordo. 1909


Lumholtz, Carl, 1851-1922

RARE Large silverprint photography 1909
49,5 cm x 39 cm

Unknown Mexico, Volume 1 (of 2) page 137

A Record of Five Years' Exploration Among the Tribes of the Western Sierra Madre; In the Tierra Caliente of Tepic and Jalisco; and Among the Tarascos of Michoacan

Tarahumare Indians from Pino Gordo,

This time we came upon Cave-Dwellers. The Tarahumare Indians of the Sierra Madre, one of the least known among the Mexican tribes, live in caves to such an extent that they may properly be termed the American Cave-Dwellers of to-day. I determined to study these interesting people, especially the so-called gentiles (pagans), and as this was not practical, even with the present reduced size of the expedition, I gradually disbanded the entire company and at last remained alone.

49,5 x 39 cm